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Lot 5332 - brit. colonies southern nigeria -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 5332 - brit. colonies southern nigeria - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1903/04: £ 1 green & violet, wmk. Crown CA, an unused example of fine fresh colour, superb large part og. A scarce stamp Gi = £ 475.

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Lot 5348 - brit. colonies southern nigeria -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 5348 - brit. colonies southern nigeria - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1902: De La Rue Proof for the proposed 1 d. postal stationery envelope, embossed in vermilion oval with "♚ / ONE PENNY / SOUTHERN NIGERIA POSTAGE" printed on cream thick vertically laid paper (34 x 37 mm.). Unadopted and rare.rnProvenance: Collection Whitfield.

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Lot 5316 - brit. colonies southern nigeria -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 5316 - brit. colonies southern nigeria - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1900 (April 3): De La Rue photographic Essay for proposed 10 shilling value, using the von Angeli Victoria head-plate, imperforate on card (89 x 114 mm.) marked "B" at upper left, dated in manuscript "April 3rd, 1900" with "Dupl." at base; the design without "Postage" or "Revenue". Illustrated in the "De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP on page 6067, this example showing extensive hand-painted background in greyish-blue and black. The sole recorded example although two should exist, the other would have been sent to the Crown Agents, who returned card 'B'  on June 27, 1900 with the comment "designs for stamps of a generally similar character to be produced by the Surface instead of copper-plate process" and the words "Postage" and "Revenue" to be introduced.

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Lot 5327 - brit. colonies southern nigeria -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 5327 - brit. colonies southern nigeria - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1902: De La Rue Die Proof for the 2½ d. value, frame only, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "20 NOV. 03" in blue and struck with "BEFORE / HARDENING" in black. Fresh and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection W.C. Hinde.rn 

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Lot 5343 - brit. colonies southern nigeria -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 5343 - brit. colonies southern nigeria - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1907/11: £ 1 purple & black on red, wmk. Multiple Crown CA, an unused block of four of fine fresh colour, superb, large part og. A delightful multiple Gi = £ 1'000+.

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Lot 5311 - brit. colonies southern nigeria -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 5311 - brit. colonies southern nigeria - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1900 (Nov 2): De La Rue Colour Trials (32), all denominated with the ½ d. values, imperforate on watermark Crown CA paper, the three album pages with the Trials arranged by frame colours most closely associated with the issued set of nine stamps with ½ d. (3), 1 d. (3), 2 d. (2), 4 d., 6 d. (4), 1 s. (3), 2 s. 6 d. (3), 5 s. (3) and 10 s. (4) with a further 6 Trials with frames colours not utilised.  All hinged onto black card for display, a remarkable and beautiful assembly for the connoisseur.rnProvenance: Collections Porter, W.C. Hinde, Whitfield and Col. J.R. Danson (ex lots 1837-1839).

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Lot 5338 - brit. colonies southern nigeria -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 5338 - brit. colonies southern nigeria - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Third Issue 1904/09: De La Rue Die Proof for the 3 d. value, a 'Frame Only' Die Proof printed in black on glazed white card, endorsed 'BEFORE / HARDENING' in black and dated at left "15 APR 07" in blue. The 3 d. value was added later to the 1904 issue, not being released until August 1907. Scarce and very fine.

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Lot 5354 - brit. colonies nigeria -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 5354 - brit. colonies nigeria - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1921/32: Definitive set of 14 values unused, overprinted SPECIMEN in black or red (1½ d. orange and 3 d. blue perf. SPECIMEN), fresh and fine, large part or unmounted og. A very scarce set Gi = £ 450.

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Lot 5306 - brit. colonies southern nigeria -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 5306 - brit. colonies southern nigeria - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1900 (Oct 8): De La Rue Master Die Proof for the vignette only, printed in black on glazed white card, dated "8 OCT. 00" in blue and struck with "BEFORE / HARDENING" in black. Rare and very fine.rnProvenance: Collection Col. J.R. Danson, RL, London, 10 March 1971, ex lot 1836.rnrn 

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Lot 5322 - brit. colonies southern nigeria -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 5322 - brit. colonies southern nigeria - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1903/04: De La Rue Colour Trial Proofs (4), imperforate on chalk surfaced watermarked and gummed paper with ½ d. value in purple & orange-brown and three for the 2½ d. value in grey & ultramarine, dull green & ultramarine and violet & ultramarine; all fresh and very fine, large part og. A very rare group.rnNote: For similar imperforate Colour Trials see "The De La Rue Collection" edited by Frank Walton RDP., pages 6075 and 6076.

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